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Significant devastation in Syria’s Homs: UN official


March 9th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 9 (IANS) Visiting UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos, has said the devastation in Syria's Homs city was "significant" and that she was "struck" by what ... Read more...

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Syria finds bodies of three slain foreign journalists


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 2 (IANS) Syrian authorities have found the bodies of the three slain foreign journalists, who were killed a week earlier in restive Baba Amr neighbourhood in Homs province, ... Read more...

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War-torn Guatemalan family reunited after 25 years


February 9th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war.The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with ... Read more...

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International Red Cross warns of landmine risk due to floods in Pak


September 1st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): The International Red Cross has warned that floodwaters in Pakistan have dislodged and carried landmines to places previously deemed safe, increasing risks to the population."Since the beginning ... Read more...

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More than 700 dead in Chile quake, tsunami


March 1st, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
CONCEPCION, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- More than 700 people are confirmed dead after the extremely powerful Chilean earthquake that unleashed a tsunami, killing many near the epicenter and triggering a tsunami warnings ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue (Update)


February 28th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout the ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue


February 28th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout the ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue (Update)


February 27th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue


February 27th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout the ... Read more...

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Red Cross says French staff member kidnapped in Chad released


February 9th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) – The International Red Cross on Monday said one of its staff members, Laurent Maurice, was released after three months in captivity.Maurice, a French national, was abducted in ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama gives Swiss Francs 100,000 to Haiti victims


February 4th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama has contributed Swiss Francs 100,000 to facilitate relief efforts for the victims of last month's earthquake in Haiti. "The Dalai Lama has ... Read more...

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International Red Cross makes emergency appeal for 10 million USD


January 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Red Cross on Wednesday said it is seeking 10 million U.S. dollars in a preliminary emergency appeal to deliver assistance for approximately 5,000 families affected ... Read more...

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The Tragic Haiti Earthquake Renders Hundreds Homeless


January 13th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Haiti, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of Haitians sat on the devastated streets asking for help on Wednesday. Many of them were trapped in the rubles of devastation and were ... Read more...

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Humanitarian aid to Gaza up by 900 percent, says Israel


November 17th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Nov. 17 (ANI): The inflow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip has gone up by approximately 900 percent in 12 months, the IDF has said."We are investing major resources to ... Read more...

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The travails of Zimbabwe’s child `terrorist’


July 13th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Columbus Mavhunga Harare, July 13 (DPA) A three-year-old Zimbabwean, nicknamed the "world's youngest terrorist" after his abduction last year by state security agents and imprisonment for three months, is struggling to adjust ... Read more...

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International Red Cross ready to respond to swine flu pandemic


June 12th, 2009 - 12:10 am ICT by admin
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is ready to further support Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in their response to Influenza A ... Read more...

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India donates 900 tonnes of relief material to Sri Lanka


April 30th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) India Thursday handed over its second consignment of 900 tonnes of humanitarian relief assistance to the International Red Cross to be distributed among thousands of war-displaced civilians in ... Read more...

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Indian military doctors save lives in Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) As Sri Lankan troops battle the Tamil Tigers in their very last bastion, a small group of Indian doctors are quietly treating scores of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka facing ’serious humanitarian crisis’, says ICRC


March 18th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka faces a "serious humanitarian crisis" and there is an urgent need to halt fighting at least briefly to rescue people in the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa accuses DMK and UPA for attack on Tamils in Sri Lanka


March 9th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 9 (ANI): Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who heads the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Tamil Nadu Government for ... Read more...

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Hundreds killed in Sri Lanka, says ICRC (Lead)


January 28th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 28 (IANS) Hundreds of people have been killed in fighting in Sri Lanka's north, the international Red Cross said, as the UN pledged Wednesday to try evacuating hundreds of critically ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka assures India of safe passage to Tamil civilians


January 28th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Sri Lanka has assured India that the safe zone for Tamil civilians caught in the crossfire between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the LTTE would be ... Read more...

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ICRC, Sri Lanka spar as India hands over relief (Lead)


November 20th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) India Thursday formally handed over to the international Red Cross nearly 1,700 tonnes of relief material meant for civilians displaced by war in Sri Lanka's north, but a ... Read more...

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India hands over relief material to ICRC


November 20th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) India's envoy to Sri Lanka Thursday formally handed over to the international Red Cross New Delhi's first lot of relief material for civilians displaced by war in the ... Read more...

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Indian ship with relief supply arrives in Colombo (Lead)


November 16th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) An Indian ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of relief assistance for war-affected Tamil civilians in the island-nation's north arrived in the Colombo harbour, Indian diplomats said here Sunday. The ... Read more...

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‘1987 Indo-Sri Lanka pact only solution to Tamil problem’


November 9th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
img src="http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/images/Bharatiya Janata Party/in}bjp.jpg" hspace="5" vspace="5" alt="Bharatiya Janata Party" title="Bharatiya Janata Party" align="right" Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Congress president K.V. Thangkabalu Sunday said that the Tamil minority's problems in the ... Read more...

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India to send 2,000 tonnes of relief goods to Sri Lanka


November 6th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) In what is a sharp departure from what it did in 1987, India will soon ship 2,000 tonnes of relief material to Sri Lanka for tens of ... Read more...

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US announces additional 1.5-bln-dlr aid for the quake-hit in Pak


November 4th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Nov 4 (ANI): Taking a note of the pathetic condition of the quake-hit in Pakistan s Balochistan province, the US is learnt to have announced an additional relief of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu opposition wants more steps to help Lankan Tamils


November 3rd, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Monday underlined the steps the state and central governments have taken to alleviate the sufferings of Sri Lankan Tamils but the opposition ... Read more...

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Tamil movie directors granted conditional bail


October 29th, 2008 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), Oct 29 (IANS) Tamil film directors Seeman and Ameer, arrested for allegedly making seditious speeches in support of Sri Lankan Tamils, were granted conditional bail by a court here ... Read more...

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Red Cross declares Pakistan New War Zone


October 4th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.4 (ANI): The International Red Cross Committee has declared Pakistan the New War Zone of the world. The Daily Times quoted Markososi, a spokesman of the IRCC, as telling a US ... Read more...

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Hyderabad firm helps trace the missing in flood-hit Bihar


September 26th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) An IT firm from Hyderabad is helping the Bihar government track men, women and children who have become separated by the worst floods in the state in over ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases Indian fishermen, community unimpressed (Lead)


September 15th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Rameshwaram, Sep 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan defence authorities released 38 Indian fishermen they had held captive and handed them over to the Indian Coast Guard authorities late Sunday, but the fishing community ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to release Indian fishermen, community unimpressed


September 14th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rameshwaram, Sep 14 (IANS) Despite Sri Lanka's decision Sunday to release 38 Indian fishermen held captive there, fishing community in Tamil Nadu is not impressed."The imminent release of some 38 of ... Read more...

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Lanka’s war-ravaged Wanni hospitals face medical shortage: ICRC


April 17th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 17 (IANS) Ringing alarm bells, the International Red Cross said Thursday that hospitals in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern Wanni region are facing severe shortage of medical staff and ... Read more...

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